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Teacher trusts Lenihan student to help others

Fifth grader likes to be challenged

April 1, 2013
By ANDREW POTTER - Staff Writer ( , Times-Republican

She doesn't have the title of teacher's assistant, but Lenihan Intermediate School fifth grader Madi Finch easily could have it.

"If anybody has a question and I'm busy they go to Madi," said her teacher Sally Jansen.

"They trust her and I trust her."

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Madi Finch, 11, is a fifth grader at Lenihan Intermediate School.

Finch, 11, said she takes her school work seriously.

"I want to get into a good college and get a job," she said.

Her favorite subject is math because "it's fun and challenging."

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Name: Madi Finch

Grade: Fifth

School: Lenihan Intermediate

Parents: Mark and Julie Finch

Special interests: Sports and drawing

Jansen feels Finch has a bright future if she continues to take responsibility for her work.

"Because she has good social skills, she'll be successful in whatever she decides to do," Jansen said.



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